Duke University 

 East Campus Union Marketplace | Durham, NC | Photography © Mark Herboth Photography LLC

COST
$5M
COMPLETION DATE
August 2015
 
SIZE
44,196 SF Building
ARCHITECT
Clark Nexsen
Durham, NC

For the first time in 20 years, Duke’s historic East Campus Union was due to receive a revamp—and expanding the servery topped the list of changes. Pulling inspiration from the ever-popular food hall concept, the East Union was designed and with multiple food outlets such as The Pacific Rim with a variety of steamed buns and dumplings, a dual-sided hot-and-cold salad station, and a mouthwatering rotisserie platform. All of the areas, along with the prominent herb wall, promote healthy choices with fresh, made-to-order meals.  

 

In the basement, the Trinity Café was relocated to more effectively provide grab-n-go options, additional seating and even a stage for campus performances. Offering various dining options with a commitment to healthy foods, Duke’s East Union now is in alignment with the other modern dining locations on campus contributing to their acclaimed collegiate campus food program.

 

PUBLICATIONS
Food Management Magazine, A tour of Duke's new East Union Marketplace, June 30, 2016
Duke Today, Duke in Pics: Marketplace Grand Opening, January 12, 2016